All posts filed under: brunch

go here: Republique

If you haven’t been to Republique yet, you must go soon. It is one of my favorite new places for brunch/lunch. Everything I have eaten so far has been delicious. The restaurant is beautiful- it looks like you are inside a castle and I love the sunlight shining through the ceiling & windows. They have fresh fruit juices and freshly baked pastries. I want to eat them all. You’ll also be surprised to know that one of my favorite dishes there is the kimchi fried rice! It comes with short ribs and a perfectly poached egg on top. I’m lucky it is near my work so I can go there frequently. 🙂 pictured: biscuits & gravy, wild mushroom toast, kimchi fried rice pictured: smoked salmon tartine

go here: Farm Shop in Brentwood

It makes me happy when I try new places and everything is just lovely. In search of a new brunch place on Yelp, we came across Farm Shop and decided to go. It’s inside the Brentwood Country Mart which is a cute area with shops & eateries. As soon as you walk inside Farm Shop, you’ll like the vibe. The decor is rustic & pristine. Everything looked amazing on the market side- they have freshly made side dishes, pastries, cheese, meats. I wanted to eat everything. Make sure to make a reservation ahead of time because there will probably be a wait. As we waited for a table, we tried some cheese samples and browsed inside shops. The food here is so good. It is simple, fresh & light. Nothing was too heavy but you finish eating feeling completely satisfied. They change their menu daily so I can’t wait to go back and eat some more 🙂 iced latte classic omelet, shirred eggs, french toast. the omelet was so soft, the shirred eggs were flavorful …

good ol M Street Kitchen

M Street Kitchen in Santa Monica never disappoints.. it is one of my favorite brunch spots. the food is always delicious & satisfying. from the brunch menu, I have eaten the crispy hash browns benedict, the toasted egg white sandwich, the breakfast tacos & the huevos rancheros.. all yummy. I wanted to try something new this time so I got the Croque Madame: ham, sunny-side up egg, tomato, gruyere, spicy mustard. it was good but believe it or not, I think it had too much meat and I like my meat. I recommend that everyone try my go-to dish: the crispy hash browns benedict (pictured below). anyways, just go here & you won’t be disappointed… good food, good drinks, there is a bakery next door, it’s near the beach & you can walk down Main St for some shopping afterwards 🙂

the cutest brunch place

isn’t it beautiful? I have been wanting to go to Eveleigh for a while and finally went this weekend for brunch… it is the cutest place! I loved the beautiful decor- it’s rustic and cozy, feels like you’re sitting in a backyard. we started the meal with bloody marys and truffled fries which were delicious. I ordered the Big Breakfast because it comes with everything you want in a meal: two glaum farm fresh eggs, pork & sage sausage, smoked bacon, potato hash & avocado toast. it was the perfect place to catch up with friends over a delicious meal.

new favorite place: blue plate

if you haven’t gone to Blue Plate in Santa Monica, you need to go immediately. I went for lunch and already want to go back soon. the restaurant is small but it is cute and located in a nice neighborhood where you can walk around and shop.. it is perfect for a weekend brunch/lunch. I couldn’t decide what to order because everything sounded so good but I finally narrowed it down to the breakfast quesadilla or the brown rice bowl. I asked the waitress for her input and she said the rice bowl is delicious and she was right! it’s simple, healthy and satisfying: brown rice mixed with wild mushrooms, tomatoes, arugula, spinach, zucchini in a mojo de ajo sauce. my friend ordered the grilled fish tacos which was also delicious: fresh tilapia, cabbage, corn tortilla & spicy cilantro aioli. can’t wait to go back and try the other entrees! 🙂